Dr. Brock Williams

Brock Williams was born on January 11, 1949 in Birmingham, Alabama as one of eleven children. Brock joined the Air Force as soon as he graduated high school. Four short years later, in 1971, he married the love of his life, Patty Williams in Massachusetts. Together, they had three sons, Derek, Shawn, and Adam, and later welcomed Rhone Booth into their family. Brock spent 29 years in the Air Force and traveled the world while serving. He retired in 1996 and went back to school to complete his Ph.D. Brock loved to be called Dr. Williams after that, and became a Business Professor at Metro Community College in Omaha, Nebraska, where he worked full-time until 2016. Once retired, Brock continued to teach online classes part-time, but also really enjoyed spending time with Patty and his family. Brock became a pilot several years ago and enjoyed flying his plane whenever he could.

Brock passed away on December 15, 2017 and is survived by his loving wife, Patty; his four boys, Derek, Shawn, Adam, and Rhone; his daughter-in-laws, Amber, Becky, and Kristen; and his two granddaughters, Lexie and Layla, who lovingly called him Bumpa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation to St. Jude’s.


  1. Patty,

    PJ and I are deeply sorry for your loss of Brock. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

    Love Sandy & PJ Jaramillo

    Sandy & PJ Jaramillo
  2. Patty, Midwest Umpires are sorry for the loss of such a good friend and leader. I will be sending out a notice to all our members. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. Ray Wood

    Raymond Wood
  3. Patty: My condolences on the passing of Brock. I will remember the many experiences we shared in umpiring, most of them good. I always considered you and Brock as friends and not just co-workers. May God bless and comfort you and your family.

    John Bacus

    John Bacus
  4. I am sorry to hear about your loss of Brock. I am a better person and better baseball umpire because of Brock’s honesty. I will be keeping Patty and the rest of the family in my prayers.

    Al Behrends

    Al Behrends
  5. Williams Family,

    Our condolences to you all in the loss of Brock. We are so glad to have met him (and all of you) at Rhone and Kristen’s wedding. He was a genuine man and had a big role in their lives. God bless your wonderful memories of him!

    Tom and Deb Eblen

    Tom and Deb Eblen
  6. My thoughts are with the Williams family. I was honored to call Brock a friend.

    Chris Czerwinski
  7. Patty and Family,
    There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. One thing l learned frim Brock, as we worked together in the intelligence community, you get things done right, for peoples lives Count on you to do so.
    Angel Ortiz

    Angel Ortiz
  8. Patty, I was so sorry to hear about Brock. I really enjoyed when he reached out to me for lunch and our little Midwest Umpire pizza reunion. We had a lot of laughs and stories told and everyone had a good time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Mike and Patty Zahm

    Mike and Patty Zahm
  9. Patty, we are so sorry to hear of Brock’s passing. We have such fond memories of both you and Brock while we were all in Germany. We send our prayers and our love to you and your family.

    Tom and Patty Bennett

    Tom and Patty Bennett
  10. Patty: So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Enjoyed my time working with Brock.

    Frank & Rita Pecha
  11. Shawn and Amber –

    We continue to hold you, the girls, and all the Williams family in our hearts. We can tell from reading about Brock’s life that he was a great man, husband, dad, Bumpa and friend.

    Special thoughts and sympathy to you, Patty, the Love of His Life.

    Suzanne & Jim MIller

    Suzanne Miller
  12. Patty and family

    Your Air Force family is saddened to hear of your loss. We have a lot of fond memories of Brock and you. With thoughts and prayers.

    Chris Phoebus
  13. Dear Patty & Family:

    It’s hard to start the spring baseball season and not remember Brock and all that he and you did for MidWest Umpires and, personally, for me. It was always good to share a minute or two at STRATCOM as our offices were closeby somewhere to each other. Recently, it was good to reconnect with him via email about a year ago.

    My sympathies and condolences to you and your family.

    Kind Regards,

    Brian Hanson

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